The first thing that anybody involved in sports law ill tell you is that there is no such thing as sports law. The term “sports law” can encompass nu- merous practice areas that concern athletes and the business of sports. For instance, one single client athlete can have issues in business, criminal, contract, fam- ily, intellectual property, nonprofit, and tort law, to name a few. Other athlete issues involving league rules or National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules must also be
interpreted so that the athlete’s best interests are protected. On a bigger scale,
the business of sports is big business and billions of dollars are at stake when negotiating TV contracts, dealing with public relations nightmares, and bargaining collective agreements among sports leagues.
The Evolution of
by Richard J. Symmes